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KCA Deutag says 69 platform jobs 'at risk'

Drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has announced 69 jobs are at risk on two platforms.

The company is the drilling contractor on the Thistle and Heather platforms operated by EnQuest.

KCA Deutag said the planned drilling programme had been completed.

A spokesperson said: "KCA Deutag has begun consulting with its crew and will make every effort to redeploy them, should there be a reduction in the number of crew required."

The spokesperson confirmed: "As a result there are currently 69 positions at risk of redundancy on these platforms."

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